Is oral therapy an option for endocarditis associated with injection drug use?

Jeffrey S. Stroup, Scott E. Hendrickson, Caroline Merritt

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Abstract

Infective endocarditis is commonly treated with prolonged courses of intravenous antibiotics and may invoke a high cost burden to institutions and patients. Oral therapy may be an option in a specific subset of patients with endocarditis. We report the successful treatment of a patient with endocarditis with an oral regimen and a review of the literature available to support this option.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-211
Number of pages5
JournalInfections in Medicine
Volume24
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2007

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Keywords

  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Endocarditis
  • Oral treatment
  • Rifampin

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